Have You Tried?

October One Minute Wonders

October 25, 2011
a pile of orange leaves

When you take the first step outside of your door, smell the air. Is it the smell of October?

Stand still when you see a leaf beginning to fall and watch its swirling (maybe?) dance as it touches the ground.

Pick up in each hand a big bunch of very dry leaves from the ground. Put each hand filled with leaves up to each ear – even touching the outside of the ear, and crunch up the leaves quickly. Does it sound like a thousand potato chips crunching? Or fall in stereo?

When standing next to a tree look at the cracks, fissures of the bark to perhaps find a little critter hiding there and settling down for a winter sleep. Please allow it to keep on settling down. Check on it again.

When you come to a flat area strewn with recently fallen leaves, play a game where neither of you can step on a fallen leaf between here and there. You can then turn around and trace the same course but, this time, you have to step only on leaves.

Catch a leaf before it hits the ground. One story says that if you do, you’ll have less colds this winter! And just think, you are the only person¬†in the world who has ever touched that particular leaf!